Sweet Celebrations blog hop

Welcome Welcome. I am honored to be one of the stops on the tour along with such talented people. Sweet Celebrations features projects from 21 designers or as we call them chefs.
 Chef is code word so that our families think we are spending more time in the kitchen than in the sewing room.
Why I am on the hop? Because I had the honor of compiling this project. However I did not do it alone. I had lots of help from Angela Yosten and Jenny Garland who helped hatch the entire project.
I also wanted to give a shout out to Chelair Etter who took care of making sure each chef had the ingredients necessary to complete their project. Thanks also to the great crew at Stash Books for putting together such a great book that can be used throughout the year.
The book was started a year and a half ago so to see the actual book and the great projects inside is such a great surprise to see how it all came together.

Throughout the hop you will see a few of the projects in the book so I am not going to duplicate those images. However I am going to show you the pages titled, Celebrate the Designers. That is really what this blog hop is all about, celebrating the designers and all the work they put into this project. I am lucky enough to have my hands on an early copy of the book. I also have many pages flagged for the projects that I want to make!

If you are a storeowner, you can meet some of the chefs at market. They will be there doing a book signing in the United Notions booth.

If you are coming to Quilt Festival in Houston, there will be a Moda Bake Shop booth, showcasing some of the projects from the book as well as all the projects online at the bakeshop.

 Leave a comment telling me what your favorite part of quilting is and I will draw a winner for this little bag of treats that includes 8 different 2 1/2″ charm packs called Moda Candy.

My recipe is from a friend of mine, Debbie Outlaw. The recipe has been around for so long no one knew what it’s original name was…………so I took the liberty to rename it, Outlaw’s Pumpkin Muffins.

here is a link to the recipe.

Hop on over to Little Miss Shabby to see what she is saying today about Sweet Celebrations.


  1. Kathy says:

    I am new to quilting. The best part for me so far is picking the fabric. There are so many beautiful Moda fabrics. It's like the fabric speaks to you. And the colors… The quilt shop near me is like a big candy store. Yum, yum…

  2. Ellyn says:

    I love hand stitching down the binding…. the satisfaction of putting in that last stitch and knowing that I have worked hard to create my quilt. the book looks fabulous!

  3. Donna Joy says:

    I enjoy quilting because I get to use gorgeous fabric, pick patterns or the challenge of creating your own pattern. Sewing is calming and then to see your creativity turn into a cosy quilt to snuggle under. Thanks for giveaway.

  4. Anonymous says:

    My favorite part of quilting is seeing how the colors come together in the blocks. the real surprise is sometimes there is a hidden image.
    terriud at atcjet.net

  5. Anonymous says:

    My favorite part of quilting is laying it out on the design wall. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Nancy in Denver

    nkadenver at yahoo.com

  6. Rosemary says:

    I especially love the end result, but every part of quilting is great. Picking the fabric, cutting it all out, then sewing it together, then finally getting to use it. It all just great!

  7. Linda says:

    For me, the absolute best part is hand sewing the binding down. It is so relaxing and there is such a sense of accomplishment getting the project finished.

  8. gccmom says:

    My favorite part is picking the fabric! I guess because that's the easy part. It is getting harder, though, because there are so many beautiful fabrics out there now!

  9. Betty says:

    I love quilting because of the fabrics and patterns. Choosing the perfect one from oh-so-many gorgeous fabrics is quite a challenge and then matching them to the pattern is what I would want to do every day!

  10. Susan says:

    I have to say that fabric collecting is my favorite part of quilting, then the piecing–watching it all come together. The hardest part is choosing which fabric to use for which project……so many beautiful possibilities!

  11. Johanna says:

    I love the cutting (although I cut the tip of my thumb off – ouch) and I love the quilting part too! Oh wait, maybe it is the fabric high I get from buying fabric that I love the best!

  12. Karen says:

    I love to piece, but do not enjoy quilting. I quilt by check (stole that from somebody). The quilting process stresses me out and it isn't fun anymore. I admire all those longarmers out there. I am a piecer and a fabric hoarder.

  13. annmarie says:

    That is just the cutest idea for a book……. Those mini charms are the cutest too! Thanks for the chance to win them. My favorite part of quilting is choosing the fabrics – sooooo many choices – yum!

  14. Shirley I. says:

    I love the fabric–feeling it, cutting it, sewing it–all of it! And, I love giving my projects to special people.

  15. Heidi says:

    Machine quilting is my favorite part of quilting, but honestly I love the whole process. I can't wait to try the muffins. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  16. Angie says:

    oooh hmmm I have a serious love affair with needle-turn applique…but my most favorite part of 'quilting' is a finished quilt or quiltlet full of my love stitched into it.

  17. kathleen says:

    my favorite part of the quilting process is the generations of wonderful people – my great-grandmother, my granny, my mom, me, my girls, and hopefully future generations that take bits of fabric and sew it all together into something of beauty and comfort.

  18. I enjoy choosing the fabric and piecing by hand. So therapeutic because I have an autoimmune disease and I found that touching beautiful fabric helps me forget that I can't breathe or the pain I feel. Thank you for a lovely giveaway. Moda is my favorite fabric and my BFF. 🙂

  19. Sandra says:

    You have an idea in mind and then the actual quilt is made and then you get to see for yourself the expression of love on the recipent. That says a lot – for you and for that person. Moda and all of the chefs have done a lot of hard work to make this book so priceless and to be looked at over and over again. Thank you for the recipe, a chance to win a copy of the book and those charm packs of Moda candy.

    Sandi T.

  20. VickiT says:

    Great looking recipe. Thank you.
    I guess my answer now may change after I've done more quilts, but because I just finished my very first larger sized quilt ever, I'd say the challenge and overcoming any that popped up during the making of it was the most fun. I love challenging myself to do/learn new things. I really love how the quilt turned out.

  21. Amy DeCesare says:

    I love all the stages of quilting. Shopping for fabric is really fun, but the part I love best is trimming up blocks right after I've pieced them. {I used to skip that step, but it really improves my results, and the blocks look so clean and impressive.}